Anglerfish

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Anglerfish
Dossier Angler.pngDossier Empty.pngDossier Angler.png
Dossier Empty.pngDossier Angler.png
These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Group
Species
Melanocetus anglerpescum
Time Period
Early Cretaceous - Holocene
Diet
Steam.svg 223.0
November 12, 2015
Xbox One.svg 729.0
December 16, 2015
PS.svg 501.0
December 6, 2016
Logo Mobile.svg 1.0
May 24, 2018
Nintendo Switch.svg 599.0
November 30, 2018
Epic Games.svg 311.74
June 11, 2020
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Anglerfish/Angler_Character_BP.Angler_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Aberrant Anglerfish
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Anglerfish/Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant.Angler_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Anglerfish (Escort)
admincheat summon Angler_Character_BP_Escort_C
or
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Escort/Ocean/Angler_Character_BP_Escort.Angler_Character_BP_Escort'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP For Kill
32 XP
Special Loot Chance
100%
Feces Size
-75 - 75 °C / -103 - 167 °F
Incubation Time
4h 59m 58.561s
Baby Time
3h 42m 13.333s
Juvenile Time
14h 48m 53.331s
Adolescent Time
18h 31m 6.664s
Total Maturation Time
1d 13h 2m 13.328s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat





The Island Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish The Island.svg

The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish The Center.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Ragnarok.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Valguero.svg

Genesis Part 1 Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Genesis Part 1.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Anglerfish Crystal Isles.svg





Aberration Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Anglerfish Aberration.svg

Valguero Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Anglerfish Valguero.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Aberrant Anglerfish Crystal Isles.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Anglerfish or Angler is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Wild

Whether its size is caused by adaptation to the Island's other inhabitants, or by cross-breeding with another larger species, Melanocetus angerlpescum is the largest form of Anglerfish I've ever heard of. Typically found among the deepest, darkest expanses of the ocean, this creature preys on smaller fish while being an excellent source of food for larger predators.

Melanocetus has an array of bioluminescent light pods at the end of stalks on its head. Like typical Anglerfish, it primarily uses these to attract smaller creatures and trick them into coming close enough for Melanocetus to consume the prey. This often makes wild Melanocetus itself relatively easy to spot among the briny depths.

Domesticated

Exploring the depths of the ocean can be difficult. The cold, the lack of air, and the shocking absence of light combine to make travel very dangerous.

A tamed Anglerfish can use the natural light at the end of its stalks to illuminate the depths, making exploration not only safer but more lucrative, as I've heard some survivors use this creature to harvest the silica pearls found throughout the ocean's depths!

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Despite being described in its Dossier as being generally skittish, the Angler will attack the player and any tamed creatures on sight. When damaged in a fight, they will attempt to flee but will turn around and attack again after a short chase.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

This fish has three bio luminescent lures on its head and an oversized mouth lined with long, needle-like teeth to capture prey, perfect for survival in the lowest depths of the Island's ocean.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]




This section displays the Anglerfish's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Anglerfish. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Anglerfish will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Anglerfish's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Anglerfish's "body" magenta.

Angler PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 4 is not used
for this Creature.

Angler PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Tail fin and Accents

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 450 +90 +5.4% 0.042
Stamina 240 +24 +10%
Oxygen 150 +15 N/A
Food 1500 +150 +10% 15%
Weight 350 +7 +4%
Melee Damage 30 +1.5 +1.7% 14% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +1%
Torpidity 900 +54 N/A 0.5
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed Wild Tamed
Walking 400 ? ? ? 8
Swimming 330 ? 470.58 1518 3
Attack Values
Bite Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS4), RT Button (Xbox One), the Angler bites the target.
0 280 0 370
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 30

Wild Stats Level-up

Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.[1]

Anglerfish

The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps

Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.

Taming[edit | edit source]

For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[edit | edit source]

Since the Angler lives deep underwater, the only way to knock it out is with a Crossbow and Tranquilizer Arrows, a Harpoon Launcher with Tranq Spear Bolts or a creature that deals torpor such as the Tusoteuthis (or a Wooden Club, if you're feeling adventurous). Be careful to not deal too much damage at once, as it has relatively low health compared to its torpor, so it's easy to kill it accidentally. The Angler can also deal a decent amount of damage itself, so be sure to suit up in a full set of SCUBA gear. Once they take a bit of damage, they will attempt to swim away. Be careful if you chase them, as they will often turn around and attack again without warning.

A good strategy is to bring a tough underwater mount, such as a Plesiosaur, and set it to passive. That way, once it has been shot, the Angler will target your mount instead of you, giving time to take it down in relative safety.

Ideally, the best place to tame Anglerfish is The Emerald Forest on Valguero, since Abberant Anglerfish will frequently spawn in the shallow creeks here. Most of the time, the water will be too shallow for them to swim away from you, although keep in mind that they can still be attacked by nearby hostile creatures and can also die if they manage to beach themselves.

Taming Food[edit | edit source]

Anglerfish.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 2 12 3 2 0:06:24
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 3 39 10 5 0:09:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 5 102 26 13 0:15:00
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 71 18 9 0:12:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 7 166 43 22 0:20:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 71 18 9 0:12:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 10 261 67 34 0:30:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 16 205 52 26 0:24:40
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 19 245 63 32 0:28:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 24 324 83 42 0:36:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 48 324 83 42 0:36:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 90; Slingshot Hits × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:21
Anglerfish.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 10 3 2 0:09:36
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 6 120 34 17 0:18:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 12 353 99 50 0:35:58
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 8 198 55 28 0:24:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 15 471 131 66 0:44:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 19 256 72 36 0:28:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 23 783 218 109 1:09:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 38 647 180 90 0:58:34
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 45 764 213 107 1:07:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 57 998 278 139 1:25:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 113 988 275 138 1:24:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 247; Slingshot Hits × 101; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 4.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:50
Anglerfish.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 5 68 20 10 0:16:00
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 10 267 78 39 0:30:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 18 606 176 88 0:53:57
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 12 352 102 51 0:36:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 24 860 250 125 1:11:56
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 30 479 139 70 0:45:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 36 1371 398 199 1:48:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 60 1152 335 168 1:32:29
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 72 1371 398 199 1:48:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 90 1754 509 255 2:15:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 180 1754 509 255 2:15:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 409; Slingshot Hits × 167; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 46; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 26; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 19; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 10
Torpidity-depletion: 6.07 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:11:13
Anglerfish.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 7 141 43 22 0:22:23
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 14 434 130 65 0:42:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 25 925 277 139 1:14:56
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 568 170 85 0:51:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 1283 384 192 1:38:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 42 747 224 112 1:03:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 50 2045 612 306 2:30:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 83 1716 513 257 2:07:55
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 99 2023 605 303 2:28:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 124 2582 773 387 3:06:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 248 2582 773 387 3:06:00
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 571; Slingshot Hits × 233; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 64; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 37; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 26; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpidity-depletion: 7.35 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:57
Anglerfish.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 8 175 54 27 0:25:35
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 17 568 174 87 0:51:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 32 1262 386 193 1:35:54
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 21 754 231 116 1:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 42 1726 528 264 2:05:52
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 53 1009 309 155 1:19:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 63 2702 827 414 3:09:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 105 2282 698 349 2:41:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 126 2702 827 414 3:09:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 158 3445 1054 527 3:57:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 315 3433 1050 525 3:56:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 733; Slingshot Hits × 300; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 82; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 47; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 34; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 17
Torpidity-depletion: 8.54 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:14:18
Anglerfish.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 10 263 82 41 0:31:59
Raw Mutton.png Raw Mutton 21 756 236 118 1:03:00
Cooked Lamb Chop.png Cooked Lamb Chop 38 1565 487 244 1:53:53
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 26 995 310 155 1:18:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 51 2184 680 340 2:32:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 64 1281 399 200 1:36:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 77 3426 1066 533 3:51:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 128 2890 899 450 3:17:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 153 3402 1058 529 3:49:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 192 4331 1348 674 4:48:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 383 4319 1344 672 4:47:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 895; Slingshot Hits × 366; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 57; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 41; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21
Torpidity-depletion: 9.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:25

Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 12 3 2 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 4 71 18 9 0:12:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 8 197 51 26 0:23:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 9 87 22 11 0:13:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 11 293 75 38 0:33:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 18 237 61 31 0:27:45
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 22 293 75 38 0:33:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 27 372 95 48 0:40:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 54 372 95 48 0:40:30
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 7 2 1 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 3 39 10 5 0:09:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 4 71 18 9 0:12:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 6 42 11 6 0:09:15
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 8 71 18 9 0:12:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 9 87 22 11 0:13:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 18 87 22 11 0:13:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:30
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 90; Slingshot Hits × 37; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 10; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 6; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 5; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 5; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3
Torpidity-depletion: 2.8 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:05:21
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 4 52 15 8 0:12:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 9 237 66 33 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 18 587 164 82 0:53:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 22 315 88 44 0:33:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 26 900 251 126 1:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 43 748 208 104 1:06:17
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 52 900 251 126 1:18:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 65 1154 321 161 1:37:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 129 1144 318 159 1:36:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 3 1 1 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 119 34 17 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 8 42 12 6 0:12:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 237 66 33 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 15 187 52 26 0:23:08
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 18 237 66 33 0:27:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 22 315 88 44 0:33:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 43 305 85 43 0:32:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:05
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:03:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 247; Slingshot Hits × 101; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 14; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 11; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 4.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:08:50
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 75 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 7 150 45 23 0:22:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 17 567 168 84 0:51:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 33 1265 374 187 1:38:54
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 41 720 213 107 1:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 49 1966 580 290 2:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 82 1666 492 246 2:06:23
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 98 1966 580 290 2:27:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 123 2513 742 371 3:04:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 245 2502 738 369 3:03:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 3 0 0 0 0:09:36
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 6 86 26 13 0:18:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 11 304 90 45 0:32:58
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 14 130 39 20 0:21:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 17 567 168 84 0:51:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 28 453 134 67 0:43:10
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 33 545 161 81 0:49:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 41 720 213 107 1:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 82 720 213 107 1:01:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:38
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 4 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 9 0 0 0 0:06:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 490; Slingshot Hits × 200; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 55; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 32; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 28; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 21; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 23; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12
Torpidity-depletion: 6.72 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:12:08
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 11 314 98 49 0:35:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 30 1185 369 185 1:30:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 59 2565 798 399 2:56:49
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 73 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 88 3950 1229 615 4:24:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 146 3330 1036 518 3:45:01
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 175 3926 1222 611 4:22:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 219 4975 1548 774 5:28:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 438 4975 1548 774 5:28:30
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 4 0 0 0 0:12:48
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 10 232 73 37 0:30:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 20 708 221 111 0:59:57
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 25 351 110 55 0:37:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 30 1185 369 185 1:30:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 49 955 298 149 1:15:32
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 59 1161 362 181 1:28:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 73 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 146 1495 465 233 1:49:30
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:04:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 3 0 0 0 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:43
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 6 0 0 0 0:09:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 8 0 0 0 0:12:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 15 0 0 0 0:11:15
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:00:45
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 895; Slingshot Hits × 366; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 100; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 57; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 50; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 38; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 41; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21
Torpidity-depletion: 9.67 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:15:25
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 300 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 21 820 269 135 1:07:08
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 55 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 110 5311 1740 870 5:29:39
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 138 3213 1053 527 3:27:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 165 8140 2667 1334 8:15:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 275 6922 2268 1134 7:03:50
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 330 8140 2667 1334 8:15:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 412 10244 3356 1678 10:18:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 823 10231 3352 1676 10:17:15
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 7 55 18 9 0:22:23
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 19 647 212 106 0:57:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 37 1569 514 257 1:50:53
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 46 852 279 140 1:09:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 55 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 92 2097 687 344 2:21:48
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 110 2494 817 409 2:45:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 138 3213 1053 527 3:27:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 275 3200 1049 525 3:26:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 2 0 0 0 0:06:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 4 0 0 0 0:12:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 5 0 0 0 0:07:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 6 0 0 0 0:18:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 10 0 0 0 0:15:25
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 11 0 0 0 0:16:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 14 31 10 5 0:21:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 28 31 10 5 0:21:00
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:01:30
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 1705; Slingshot Hits × 696; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 190; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 109; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 95; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 72; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 78; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 39
Torpidity-depletion: 14.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:19:13
Soothing Balm Anglerfish.png Level 450 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Values without Soothing Balm Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 31 1374 463 232 1:39:07
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 81 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 162 8218 2766 1383 8:05:28
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 202 4985 1678 839 5:03:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 242 12479 4200 2100 12:06:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 403 10621 3575 1788 10:21:06
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 484 12479 4200 2100 12:06:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 605 15695 5283 2642 15:07:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 1209 15681 5278 2639 15:06:45
Minor Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 11 241 81 41 0:35:10
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 27 1053 355 178 1:21:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 54 2485 837 419 2:41:50
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 68 1425 480 240 1:42:00
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 81 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 135 3304 1112 556 3:28:04
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 162 3923 1321 661 4:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 202 4985 1678 839 5:03:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 403 4972 1674 837 5:02:15
Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 2 0 0 0 0:06:24
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 3 0 0 0 0:09:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 6 0 0 0 0:17:59
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 7 0 0 0 0:10:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 9 96 33 17 0:27:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 14 0 0 0 0:21:35
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 17 69 24 12 0:25:30
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 21 176 59 30 0:31:30
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 41 162 55 28 0:30:45
Major Soothing Balm (Mobile).png Kibble (Mobile).png Kibble (Kairuku Egg) 1 0 0 0 0:03:12
Raw Prime Meat.png Raw Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Meat.png Cooked Prime Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png Raw Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:30
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat 1 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Prime Fish Meat.png Cooked Prime Fish Meat 1 0 0 0 0:01:33
Cooked Meat.png Cooked Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Raw Fish Meat.png Raw Fish Meat 2 0 0 0 0:03:00
Cooked Fish Meat.png Cooked Fish Meat 3 0 0 0 0:02:15
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 2515; Slingshot Hits × 1027; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 280; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 160; Toxicant Arrows with a Bow × 140; Toxicant Arrows with a Compound Bow × 105; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 114; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 57
Torpidity-depletion: 19.39 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:21:36


Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.

Ingredients for Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Medium Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Longrass, 2 ×  Savoroot, 1 ×  Water

Combat[edit | edit source]

This section describes how to fight against the Angler.

General[edit | edit source]

One must first take into consideration the environment that the Angler lives in, the deep ocean. Other animals patrol these waters, making Angler combat or taming difficult. Ichthyosaurs, though friendly, tend to swarm the player and can easily become overwhelming if one attracts the attention of too many of them. Additionally, predators like Cnidaria, Megalodon, Mosasaurs, and Plesiosaurs can attack at any time: even the Anglers themselves are dangerous. Finally, asphyxiation and temperature hazards will finish off any survivors rather quickly that have not equipped themselves with a full set of SCUBA Gear.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Often, the Angler will be the one attacking you. In that case, use your mount if it has enough health and attack damage, but also make sure your mount has a quick turning circle to compete with the angler's agility. Fighting the Angler without a mount is also possible; use ranged melee weapons that can keep Anglers at bay, like Pikes (Spears are not recommended due to break chance) and when it runs away, use a Crossbow or a Harpoon Launcher to finish it off.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Use a Crossbow or Harpoon Launcher for ranged, and a Pike or Sword for melee. A powerful mount can also deal with anglers.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

When chasing it, be aware that it can turn around and attack again. Also make sure to keep an eye out for other, dangerous animals.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

When compared to other marine predators, the Angler has a low threat level.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Note that the Angler does not require a saddle to ride, making it a decent mount for seafaring survivors that are short on resources.

Roles[edit | edit source]

  • Deep Sea Exploring Mount: Thanks to their light, the angler is perfect for exploring the depths of the sea. Raise Melee Damage and Health to be able to fight the powerful creatures that spawn in the depths, or raise Movement Speed and Stamina if you plan to escape from them and avoid them, as the Angler is fairly suited to both fighting or fleeing.
  • AnglerGel Hunter: The light on the angler attracts other angler fish, making it a good way to collect AnglerGel. (Level up Melee Damage and Health).
  • Silica Pearls Farmer: Anglers are the best and only creature that can harvest Silica Pearls on the sea floor or water beds with their bite attack.
  • Light Source: The light given off by the Angler is exceptionally bright(especially when brought to the waters' surface) and can illuminate an area of over 40 foundations in diameter, making it a cheap alternative to electric lighting or torches if one lives near, in, or on a water source.
  • Combatant: Though the Angler is small and lacks a saddle, it is rather nimble and packs a punch for its size with decent health and stamina. Thanks to their abundance in the depths and their relatively easy taming compared to other sea mounts, one can acquire an army relatively quickly. If leveled appropriately and used with the right methods, an Angler can be a formidable force at mid-game tier, whether used as a solo fighter or for swarm tactics. Leveling depends on desired combatant role.
  • Transport:
  • Hunter:
  • Damage:

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Resource Efficiency
Silica Pearls.png Silica Pearls ★★★★★
Raw Meat.png Raw Meat ★★★☆☆

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Anglerfish, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • Revealed 9/21/2015 by Jat.[2]
  • Since Patch v257, Anglers now harvest Silica Pearls with their bite attack. This was originally planned to be a Liopleurodon feature according to the dossier but got moved to the Angler as the Liopleurodon serves the purpose of a temporary treasure enhancer.
  • Color region 4 is listed as not used, when it in fact it colors the dots along their sides.
  • The specific epithet anglerpescum is a pseudo-Latinization of the English word "anglerfish", retaining the first half as it is and replacing the second half with a corrupted form of Latin piscis (meaning "fish").
  • Although Ark's anglerfish genus name, Melanocetus, is shared with modern-day Black Seadevil Anglerfishes, it instead seems to share traits from many different deep-sea anglerfish families, all of which belong to the suborder, Ceratioidei. Almost all modern day anglers practice a type of reproduction called sexual parasitism and all species show(often extreme) sexual dimorphism, with the males sometimes being 100's of times smaller than the female. During this practice, the males will attempt to find a female, either by sight or scent, and proceed to swim over and bite onto the underside of the female where their tissues will then fuse and their circulatory systems will connect, essentially turning the males into external gonads. This adaptation is likely a solution to their sparse, spread out population and their slowness created by the rarity of food and harsh conditions in the ocean depths.
    • The females produce light by housing a sepcific kind of bacteria culture inside the tips of their vertabral rods. The rod tip and culture is essentially what is collected in the game, in the form of AnglerGel. Males lack the ability to make this light.
      • It is also important to note that Ark's anglerfish is rather unlike their real-world counterparts, as they have 3 rods, can swim much faster, and are much larger. Ark's anglerfish also has absolutely no sexual dimorphism to speak of, essentially making the males identical to to the females.
      • In real life, most male anglerfish conjoin and sacrifice themselves to mate with a female, which is not the case in ARK where males can mate normally with females.
  • The Anglerfish does not produce Feces.
  • Anglerfish can be found in the Snow Cave and many other caves that either have water in them or are filled with water.
  • The Fish Basket can be used to reset breed timer on Anglerfish and also, Manta and Ichthyosaurus.
  • You can't be knocked off the anglerfish by a Cnidaria stun.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
223.0 Anglerfish is added to the game
223.1 Decreased the Anglerfish's too high Torpor so it won't wake up as fast when knocked out
231.8 Fixed a rare case where a water creature would appear on a client to fly off into the air when unboarding it
240.0 Anglerfish now drops Fish Meat instead of regular Meat
257.0 (undocumented) Gave the Anglerfish the ability to harvest Silica Pearls with its bite attack
259.0 Increased the Anglerfish's light radius underwater
264.52 Spyglass and GPS are now usable on all water creatures
275.0 Aberration Expansion Release Added the Aberrant Anglerfish
305.12 Fixed a bug where the Fish Basket wasn't returning creatures properly

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]